7  NIGHTS IN ITALY,

JUST YOU AND YOUR GIRLS. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grab a glass of wine, invite the girls over, and start planning  your dream escape together!  

 

Our Girl's Culinary Getaways are based in Tuscany, Umbria, Puglia, and the Amalfi Coast. See itineraries below and send us your requested dates.  Each tour features culinary experiences unique to the season and region which you visit. 

Accommodations range from an organic agriturismo (farm stay) immersed in the vineyards, or a charming hotel in a medieval village. All properties offer modern amenities and have wi-fi, heating, and air conditioning.  Private villas are also available if you reserve with a minimum of 6 guests. If you have less than 6 guests, consider joining one of our group tours.

Chef Angela Cicala is your host and will accompany your group on daily excursions, some dinners, and will serve as translator and guide.     

 

 

GIRLS GETAWAYS

All girl's getaway trips can be customized to suit the interests of your particular group. Contact us for available weeks and detailed itineraries. (443) 440-0473   or email Angela at angela@cicalarestaurant.com

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TUSCANY

SPRING & SUMMER 

Cobblestone paved hill towns, cypress dotted countryside, rustic cuisine, and the wine of kings all in the glowing Tuscan light, makes this itinerary is a living postcard.  

 

Shop around the village for our market to table cooking class, immerse yourself in nature wandering along the ancient strade bianche paths, get creative with wine and take in the Renaissance masterpieces of Florence at the former Medici's summer home.  This itinerary is a girl's Tuscan dream. Weeks available spring through summer.  Please send us your requested dates. 

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AMALFI COAST

 

Often visitors to the Amalfi Coast have only scratched it's surface of treasures. To find some of it's best kept secrets you must head higher up still into the mountains, far above the tourist towns. We travel down to the Cilento Coast as well, to explore an ancient site of temples and an organic buffalo mozzarella farm.

 

By day this itinerary brings you and your group into the lemon groves and small farms to cook with locals, visit hidden artisans and make your own ceramic masterpieces.

 

A sunset winetasting  and dinner at a boutique, female owned winery is a highlight. In the evening, hit the town to experience Mediterranean cuisine and nightlife at its best. Bonus: Includes hair & make up appointment before your night out in Positano.  

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PUGLIA & MATERA

The people of Matera believe a woman known as Madonna Della Bruna, (The Black Madonna), rides across the sky in a horse drawn chariot protecting their city. Every July 2nd, a festival is held in her honor, and this ancient cave city's streets are lit with brightly colored arches and fireworks fill the sky. A festival not to be missed!

 

The itinerary also  takes you to the white villages along the coast with a stay at a masseria. Attend hands on cooking classes, take a boat ride along the Adriatic Coast, and enjoy some of the most ancient foods you will ever see in Southern Italy.  If you have visited the big Italian cities, Puglia and Matera need to be your next stops. 

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 HARVEST TUSCANY

Hunt for truffles with dogs, taste the region's best wines, and participate in one of the most important seasonal events in Italy, the olive harvest. There is a certain serenity in picking olives and grapes in the silence of the groves and vineyards. Join us for this Zen experience in the Tuscan countryside.

Ready to start booking a Girls Getaway? Contact us to set up a call via Zoom to get all of the details on your personalized trip.